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Prelinger Archives

American Look. (Part II) (1958)

Streaming Video - 2010
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This Prelinger Archives film celebrates the splendor and diversity of 1950s design and architecture, illustrating the work of aesthetic visionaries as its presents a wide range of objects, vehicles, and structures. An executive and secretary enjoy furniture designed by Herman Miller; a finger pushes the "record" button on a Wollensak tape recorder; a Soundscriber and other dictation machines are shown, along with a Thermo-Fax photocopier and an IBM Executive electric typewriter; a heavy duty truck moves on massive balloon wheels; a lawn sprinkler operates while a homeowner rides on a tractor lawn mower; a woman and boy sit in a clear-hulled rowboat while a man in a diving mask waves from underneath; golfers enjoy stylish clubs and drive a cart; a house with glass walls and other streamlined houses, including a dog house, are shown; and modern-style churches, high-rise buildings with honeycombed balconies, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1958
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (9 min.) :,sd., col
Alternative Title: American Look. (Part II) (1958)

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